A Plate Full of Healthy Information

Ms. Pawlukojc shares with Silas Wood students just what should be on a healthy plate of food
Ms. Pawlukojc shares with Silas Wood students just what should be on a healthy plate of food
Ms. Aragones Home and Careers students know that half of their plate should consist of fruits and vegetables.
Ms. Aragones Home and Careers students know that half of their plate should consist of fruits and vegetables.
Exercise should be fun for 6th graders.
Exercise should be fun for 6th graders.
Which team properly matched up all of their foods and food groups?  You will need to ask a Silas Wood student.
Which team properly matched up all of their foods and food groups? You will need to ask a Silas Wood student.

Jane Pawlukojc, of the Huntington YMCA, visited Silas Wood Home and Careers students this past week. Ms. Pawlukojc is the coordinator of Healthier Tomorrows, a program in which the YMCA teamed up with former New York Islander Clark Gillies’ Foundation. The Healthier Tomorrows program reinforced for our 6th graders how to make healthy habits part of their life.

Ms. Pawlukojc shared with students, easy tools that can be used to adopt healthy eating habits, as well as different exercises that can be done anywhere and anytime to help boost an active lifestyle.

The students also learned about the various programs that are offered at the Huntington YMCA, including a pre-teen center, sports activities and cooking lessons. “I didn’t know that they had exercise programs to help keep kids healthy. I would also like to take the cooking classes,” said James, one of Ms. Aragones Home and Careers students.   Silas students also participated in some fun games to help reinforce their knowledge of healthy and not-so-healthy food groups.

“I thought the pre-teen program sounded really fun, said Amanda, another one of Ms. Aragones Home and Careers students.  “They have swimming, aerobics, indoor basketball, and even dodge ball- I would definitely go.”